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Unguarded

de Scottie Pippen

Altres autors: Michael Arkush (Autor)

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An unflinching memoir from the six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer, revealing how Scottie Pippen, the youngest of twelve, overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of the greatest basketball dynasty of the last fifty years. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small town of Hamburg, Arkansas, enduring two family tragedies along the way, to become a revered NBA legend? How did the scrawny teen, overlooked by every major collegiate basketball program, go on to become the fifth overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft? And, perhaps most compelling, how did Pippen set aside his ego (and his own limitless professional ceiling) in order for the Bulls to become the most dominant basketball dynasty of the last half century? In Unguarded Pippen reveals never-before-told stories about some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go. He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the facilitator for the offense and the anchor for the defense. On the 30th anniversary of the Bulls' first championship, Pippen is finally giving millions of adoring basketball fans what they crave; a raw, unvarnished look into his life, and role within one of the greatest, most popular teams of all time.… (més)
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Scottie wrote this book in response to the Last Dance doc about Michael Jordan. Pippin felt insulted by Michael making him the hero of the documentary and forgetting basketball is a team sport.

So much of the book focused on the that theme of teamwork. And a lot of the book came off as spiteful toward the Bulls and especially Michael.

I actually enjoyed the pre-college years of this book more. The basketball part could have been improved. Most of it was dry and just putting stat lines. ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
Scottie Pippen is my all-time favorite NBA player, so of course I loved this book. I was a little surprised how embittered he was and how many grudges he has. The book’s voice feels authentic and exciting and made me want to keep turning the pages even though it wasn’t a total surprise what was going to happen next. I liked reading about his early days. The meteoric rise to sports stardom turned all those guys into a strange combination of sophisticated and unworldly. The first time he ever went to the beach was during the Barcelona olympics! I would have liked to hear more about his kids and personal life—it was all pretty vague. But it was very clear that this book was solely about basketball and setting the record straight. ( )
  jollyavis | Dec 14, 2021 |
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An unflinching memoir from the six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer, revealing how Scottie Pippen, the youngest of twelve, overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of the greatest basketball dynasty of the last fifty years. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small town of Hamburg, Arkansas, enduring two family tragedies along the way, to become a revered NBA legend? How did the scrawny teen, overlooked by every major collegiate basketball program, go on to become the fifth overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft? And, perhaps most compelling, how did Pippen set aside his ego (and his own limitless professional ceiling) in order for the Bulls to become the most dominant basketball dynasty of the last half century? In Unguarded Pippen reveals never-before-told stories about some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go. He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the facilitator for the offense and the anchor for the defense. On the 30th anniversary of the Bulls' first championship, Pippen is finally giving millions of adoring basketball fans what they crave; a raw, unvarnished look into his life, and role within one of the greatest, most popular teams of all time.

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